WAKE UP TO WALLPAPER
one of the most obvious ways to achieve floor-to-ceiling pattern is wallpaper. But it’s not suitable for bathroom use, right? Wrong. Modern ventilation standards, improved paper quality and the increasing space now dedicated to bathrooms mean that the danger of peeling and mould is vastly diminished. Look for the latest vinyls and super-strength versions specifically for splash-prone spaces. ‘Wet areas can be given extra protection by pinning glass or perspex over the wallpaper. Some specialist decorators can apply a varnish that will seal the joints and stop water getting behind the paper,’ advises Nicky Mudie, founder of Violet & George. ‘Be careful to use someone who knows what they are doing, as varnish can yellow with age.’ Still not convinced? Many wallpaper designers will sell their prints for use on bespoke ceramic tiles. try tile Fire, or you could invest in Wall&decò’s Wet System wallpaper (from West one Bathrooms), which is safe to use inside a shower.
Project details the Australia-based owner of this fabulous floral bathroom had a pattern by ellie cashman digitally printed on glass for a glamorous, waterproof surface. Glass Artisan offers a similar service in the UK.